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Friday, 5 June 2009

After the Fire


Oakland hills fire--aftermath: photo by Paul Kienitz, 1991

The woman
in pathos, seemingly numb,
picking through a vagueness
of ashes for pieces of the
past. Home a memory catalog
of desire and need and
refuge in the mind but,
in her hand, only a smoke
darkened pink ceramic duck
as fossil testament of it.

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